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M*Modal Inks Deal With Duke University Health System

M*Modal, a provider of clinical documentation services and Speech Understanding technologies, recently announced that Duke University Health System (DUHS) has selected the company’s cloud-based Speech Understanding technology to support the rollout of its Epic EHR. The technology will be made available to more than 1,000 inpatient and ambulatory care physicians upon the EHR’s implementation.

Once fully deployed, M*Modal’s technology will enable physicians throughout the enterprise to efficiently capture the patient’s complete clinical story and extract meaningful, actionable information to populate the Epic EHR. As a result, providers across the continuum of care will have access to comprehensive and highly contextual intelligence that supports effective clinical decision making and further strengthens the organization’s research environment.

“Our primary commitment to providing optimal care to patients throughout Duke University Health System includes the need to support our providers with superior clinical documentation tools,” says Art Glasgow, chief information officer for Duke University Health System. “We’re confident that this technology will effectively support our systemwide implementation of an electronic health record by providing more options for providers to efficiently capture critically important information and leverage this data for improved care decisions.”

Built on its cloud-based enterprise documentation platform, M*Modal’s Speech Understanding technology alleviates difficulties associated with standard point-and-click templates by allowing providers to use their voice, in addition to keyboard and mouse, to document care and navigate clinical applications. The technology automatically converts the narrative into structured and encoded information, augmenting discretely captured data with meaningful information that drives improvements in care.

M*Modal’s technology also allows users to search and share massive amounts of encoded narrative and structured information, promoting clinical discovery and supporting ongoing research initiatives throughout the enterprise.

“We are excited to partner with Duke and its world-renowned clinical staff,” says Vern Davenport, chairman and CEO of M*Modal. “As we continue our work with luminary institutions, the collaboration with Duke presents a unique opportunity to further innovate the capture and use of all clinical documentation originating from speech, driving meaningful improvements in care and physician productivity.”

Source: Business Wire